PODCASting gear

Below is the gear and products we use for all the podcasts hosted on TouchdownTommie.com.


AUDIO

Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB Microphone

The ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB Microphone from Audio-Technica also provides conventional XLR output for standard analog use. The microphone is ideal for performers, songwriters, podcasters and musicians, allowing direct USB connection to a Mac or Windows OS computer, for use with any recording software. An included XLR cable allows you to plug into a standard analog preamp or mixer, for live performances, general PA applications, etc. Additional features include a 1/8" (3.5mm) output for latency-free headphone monitoring.

 

Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Circumaural Closed-Back Stereo Professional Headphone

A perfect choice for project studio engineers, home recordists and recording musicians, Audio-Technica’s ATH-M30 dynamic stereo headphones offer the highest level of sonic accuracy in a design engineered to provide maximum comfort for hours of listening. The headphones' low-profile, closed-back design provides exceptional clarity and superior isolation in high-volume listening situations. Features include: neodymium magnet structure; lightweight, adjustable cushioned headband; gold-plated stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) connector with strain relief and screw-on ¼" (6.3 mm) adapter; ultra-flexible 11' cable with single-side exit.

Etymotic Research ER23-HF2-BLACK Earphones/Headset--Black

The HF2 is a high-fidelity, hands-free noise-isolating headset and earphones combination - but it's really much, much more than that. The HF2 provides a near-perfect music experience. Made by Etymotic Research, the people who created in-ear earphones, the hf2 delivers Etymotic's world-renowned sound quality in a comfortable, convenient wireless phone headset, so you'll never miss a call! Headset includes a high-sensitivity microphone and a Music/Call button that allows you to quickly answer calls while contolling your music. You'll be able to hear and be heard, clearly, even in a noisy environment. The HF2 includes the in-ear headset and earphones, assorted eartips so you can find the ones that fit you best, carry pouch and filter changing tool with filters. Works with iPhone and other music phones that operate with a 3.5 mm/4-contact phone + stereo plug. Compatible with most music players (e.g., iPod, mp3, CD) that accept a 3.5 mm stereo plug. HF2 headset + earphones can be worn with the cables in front or in back of the head. The cable slider can be adjusted by moving it up or down for a snug fit.

Mackie ProFX12v2 12-Channel Sound Reinforcement Mixer with Built-In FX

The ProFX12v2 12-channel mixing console from Mackie features a built-in effects engine, and is ideal for a plethora of live sound reinforcement applications ranging from live bands and DJs to lecturers and presenters. With 6 XLR mic inputs with low-noise Vita microphone preamps, per channel 3-band EQ, 1 aux send, and an FX out for feeding external processors, the ProFX12v2 offers professional features to suit a wide variety of configurations.

Behringer HA8000 - POWERPLAY PRO-8 8 Channel Headphone Amplifier Distribution System

The Behringer HA8000 is a value-laden, inexpensive, 8-channel headphone amplifier, featuring a pair of individual Main inputs. There are individual direct ins, meters, volume controls, and two headphone jacks for each of the 8 headphone output channels.  The direct inputs of the HA8000 are of particular interest; each of the 8 amplifier sections is able to receive a console headphone mix feed that is completely independent of the others. Additionally, each output channel provides a Mono monitoring switch, and a selector switch for monitoring program material from either of the two Main inputs. The detented level controls feel substantial and precise. The selector switches are equipped with color-coded LED illumination - a very useful feature for both studio and stage.

Zoom H4N Handy Portable Digital Recorder

The Zoom H4n 4-Channel Handy Recorder picks up where the H4 left off and adds additional features to an already popular audio recorder. The solution package version offers the Handy Recorder in a more affordable package, wherein additional accesories can be purchased separately. Useful for recording interviews, lectures, rehearsals, meetings, and more, this palm-sized unit packs the ability to record up to 4 channels of audio at greater than CD quality sample rates and bit depths.

dbx 166xs - Compressor/Limiter/Gate

The 166xs from dbx is a dual channel compressor/gate/limiter that when added to a live sound rig or studio, will deliver more polished, professional sound. The unit can function either as a stereo processor or in dual mono mode and features all the usual controls required for this kind of processor.  The unit provides the ability to smooth out uneven levels, add sustain to guitars and fatten up drums. It also makes it easy to bring vocals to the front of a mix. The PeakStop limiter helps protect expensive amplifiers and speakers by providing an absolute ceiling for peak excursions or large transients that could damage the equipment.

BEHRINGER SONIC EXCITER SX3040

The SONIC EXCITER SX3040 stereo sound enhancement processor gives your music the additional dimension you've been looking for. This processor is the ultimate sound improvement tool for home recording studios, DJ systems, keyboard racks, web-casting plus 5.1 and hi-fi setups.  The SX3040 provides increased clarity and punchy bottom end to your sound system. It improves the natural brightness through harmonic enhancement and adds density to the low frequencies through phase compensation. Dedicated Drive, Tune and Mix controls for each channel enable fast and easy setup as well as ultimate sound improvement.

CAMERAS

Sony_NEX-VG10

The Sony NEX-VG30 Camcorder with 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom Lens is an interchangeable lens camera for cinematic video and DSLR quality photographs, featuring a 16.1MP Exmor APS-C sized CMOS sensor, an XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF, a Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone, a BIONZ image processor and the Sony E-mount for Sony E-Mount lenses. NEX-VG30 presents a significant upgrade from Sony's NEX-VG20, adding a seesaw lever for power zoom, a Multi Interface shoe, a much improved electronic viewfinder, Picture Effects and the option for an external XLR adapter

Sony ECM-CG50 Shotgun Microphone

The Sony ECM-CG50 Shotgun Microphone greatly improves the audio quality of high-end and prosumer camcorders. Its supercardioid polar pattern improves directivity and range, without extraneous noise. The low-profile microphone features an attached 1/8" (3.5mm) cable and ships with a shoemount and windscreen

 

Zoom Q4

The Zoom Q4 The Camera for Creators The world needs listeners and viewers, but it belongs to the creators. The Zoom Q4 is all about bringing a new dimension to your music. It combines high-definition video with high-resolution audio, providing everything you need to shoot amazing videos with incredible sound. That means you'll never have to compromise on creativity.

OTHER

Furman M-8x2 Merit Series 8 Outlet Power Conditioner & Surge Protector

The Furman M-8x2 Merit Series 8 Outlet Power Conditioner is a low-cost AC power solution for rack mount systems. Install an M-8x in the top slot of your rack, and the eight switched AC outlets in the rear panel will power up and protect all your equipment, up to a 15A load.   M-Series conditioners protect your delicate electronic equipment by combining high voltage varistor (MOV) surge and transient suppressors. The fast-acting suppression circuit quickly responds, and clamps transient voltages to safe levels. An RFI/EMI interference filter works to prevent noise from fluorescent lights, certain dimmers, radio transmitters, and similar sources of "electronic pollution" from contaminating the AC line, and from there leaking into sensitive audio, video, or computer circuits.

Stage Rocker Powered by Hamilton SR610111 Bass Drum/Table Top Boom Mic Stand

Black powder coated, die cast base table top, kick drum or conference table mic stand. Straight post adjusts from 9" to 14 1/8".

 

On Stage Stands MS7701B Tripod Boom Microphone Stand

The On Stage 7701B Microphone Stand is a durable tripod mic stand and boom combination and just about the best value we've ever offered. These stands use the highest quality components. The legs fold down for the most compact storage. Setup height is adjustable from 36 to 63 inches. On Stage 7701B Tripod Microphone Boom Stand Features and Specifications Solid cast end with standard 5/8-27 threads. Long 30 inch boom with molded plastic counterweight. Euro-Style boom with separate clutches for length and angle of boom. Allows user to make one-handed adjustments of boom angle while performing. Professional quality die-cast zinc clutch locks vertical shaft at any height from 36 to 63 inches. Clip-on cable holder. Steel-reinforced plastic leg housing offers less weight and exceptional strength. Folding legs with plastic endcaps for durability and reduced floor vibration. Base spread: 23 inches Our best selling stand! This Euro Boom boasts hybrid sheet metal and high-impact plastic leg housing making it unbreakable. A removable boom arm and its ability to fold flat make this stand a must for every member of the band. Also features a cast steel mid-point clutch. One of the most popular microphone stands in the world, the MS7701B is designed to go wherever your music takes you. Packed with pro features and protected by a long-lasting black finish, the lightweight MS7701B is a great choice for almost any application.

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SOFTWARE

Adobe Audition -

Logic Pro X - 

Final Cut Pro X - 

ID3 Editor - 

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Skype - 

Feedly - 

Amazone Cloud Drive - 

Hosting

Libsyn - 

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